commandeer meaning, commandeer definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( commandeers    3rd person present)   ( commandeering    present participle)   ( commandeered    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If the armed forces commandeer a vehicle or building owned by someone else, they officially take charge of it so that they can use it.   (=requisition)  
The soldiers commandeered vehicles in the capital and occupied the television station...      V n  
They drove in convoy round the city in commandeered cars.      V-ed  
2       verb   To commandeer something owned by someone else means to take charge of it so that you can use it.,   (disapproval)    (=appropriate)  
The hijacker commandeered the plane on a domestic flight.      V n  
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appropriate, confiscate, expropriate, hijack, requisition, seize, sequester, sequestrate, usurp  

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